Mark Foley

Walk and Don't Look Back

This is Conlan. He is my son, he is a brother, a grandson, a nephew. He always will be, but now, just in a different way. Conlan lived with Bipolar II, PTSD, and was also trying to manage pain caused by a number of work-related injuries. He was 19 when we lost him in December last year. I wasn't going to write a blog but I've always taken the position since Conlan died that I wanted his passing to have meaning for others. I hope that sharing this little piece of our story that greater awareness around adolescent mental health improves in some small way. That is why I am doing this walk. I'm still walking forward, but you always look back when you lose a child. I'm participating with Team FTC, all of whom have been a massive support to myself and my family. Thank you for reading.

Help me create a mentally healthier world

On the 12th October this year, I’m lacing up my walking shoes and taking on a half marathon for the Black Dog Institute

I’m raising funds to help change these statistics:

  • 1 in 5 Australians experience a mental illness each year
  • 65% of those do not seek help
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-45

The leading cause of death! That’s unbelievable and it needs to change.

Together, we can remove the stigma around mental illness and create a mentally healthier world. Please donate today!

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Lule Foley

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Elizabeth Clarke

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Wendie Neill

Good luck and thank you for doing this!

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Margaret

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Dylan Foley

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Jenny Barends

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Premma Starr

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Melissa Foley

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Peter P

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Tamara De Silva

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Mark Foley

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G. R. Singh

Great thing to do n enjoy the event tremendously. My thoughts will be with you n our precious ones ❤️ Bill Singh

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Stacey Stevens

Well done Mark! A great cause ❤️

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Anonymous

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Brian And Col

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Sandeep Narayan

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Katheryn Beck

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Carly

You have made such a difference 💪🐺

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Jocelyn Cole

GO TEAM! So proud of you guys making a difference!

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Jana Baca

Go Mark and the team!! What a great course!! ❤

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Nicole Hill

🖤

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Quyen Bui

Awesome work guys!

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Dave

you got to walk, don't look back

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Marg Roberts

🏃🏼‍♂️❤️

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Carmel Doherty

One step in front of the other...all we can ever do. Just keep going, knowing you're making a difference.

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Sean Geraghty

Best wishes for the Walk Mark and achieving your goals to make a difference.

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Katy Roukos

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Jack Hiatt

Well done guys!!

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Jess Vicari

❤❤

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Sharron Bailey

Good luck mark

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Patricia Ficarra

Hi Mark It is a wonderful way to help thinking of you al xxxx

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Roslyn

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Susan Tansley

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Sandra Zarb

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Caitlin Affleck

Go Mark! Such a great cause to support and spread awareness on. ❤️

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Elie Maguire

I'm sorry I'm poor at the end of my maternity leave, wish I could have donated more. So proud of your strength and raising awareness for an important cause. Good luck to you and the team, love to you always. Xxx

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Mark Foley